Epic Games announces Unreal Editor 4 for VR

Epic Games is among those fully embracing the jump to virtual reality, with Unreal Engine on display across a number of tech demos. But Epic isn't content to simply allow users to play games on VR platforms. Today, it announced plans to allow use of Unreal Editor 4 in virtual reality.

The announcement came during a special live stream, of which the archive can be found here. Epic's Tim Sweeney and Mike Fricker were both on-hand to give an explanation over a live demo and both made it clear that this was no mere .exe. This is, in fact, the full-blown Unreal Editor in virtual reality, allowing designers to craft their own content with the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift motion controls and walk through their creation before sending it out to the world.

No release information has been given for the VR Editor, but that information is forthcoming. Epic will return to its Twitch channel during this year's Game Developers Conference to offer more info on a release date. Look for the next presentation to air on March 16. In the meantime, check out the video below for a glimpse of what to expect from Unreal Editor 4 in VR.

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